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key generator for ssh.

ssh-keygen will create a new public/private key combination for use with ssh and scp.
if you add the generated public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on a remote host, you will be able to login with that key instead of your usual password. this results in you being able to login/scp automatically (ie. without entering a password, very useful for scripts), if:
  • the key is not protected with a passphrase (not recommendable), or
  • you have ssh-agent running

see also:
man ssh-keygen
man ssh

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